curate

[noun kyoo r-it; verb kyoo-reyt, kyoo r-eyt]
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noun

Chiefly British. a member of the clergy employed to assist a rector or vicar.
any ecclesiastic entrusted with the cure of souls, as a parish priest.

verb (used with object), cu·rat·ed, cu·rat·ing.

to take charge of (a museum) or organize (an art exhibit): to curate a photography show.
to pull together, sift through, and select for presentation, as music or website content: “We curate our merchandise with a sharp eye for trending fashion,” the store manager explained.

Nearby words

  1. curare,
  2. curariform,
  3. curarine,
  4. curarize,
  5. curassow,
  6. curate's egg,
  7. curatic,
  8. curation,
  9. curative,
  10. curative dose

Origin of curate

1300–50; Middle English curat (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin cūrātus, equivalent to Latin cūr(a) care + -ātus -ate1

Related formscu·rat·ic [kyoo-rat-ik] /kyʊˈræt ɪk/, cu·rat·i·cal, adjectivecu·rate·ship, nouncu·ra·tion, nounsub·cu·rate, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for curation

curate

1

noun

a clergyman appointed to assist a parish priest
a clergyman who has the charge of a parish (curate-in-charge)
Irish an assistant barman

Word Origin for curate

C14: from Medieval Latin cūrātus, from cūra spiritual oversight, cure

curate

2

verb

(tr) to be in charge of (an art exhibition or museum)

Word Origin for curate

C20: back formation from curator

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